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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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“great museum”(17 reviews)
“museum cafe”(15 reviews)
“museum is free”(10 reviews)
Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people, and history of the NWT. However, the PWNHC is "more than a museum". In addition...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
+1 867-767-9347
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Reviewed 3 days ago

it's a nice museum / place to understand more the culture/history and wild lives of Nordic circle. it's located in a convenient location, no admission fee and most visitors enjoy the exhibits and it's precious to see the 1 first handmade google.

Thank SnailVeronica
Reviewed 3 days ago

set aside an afternoon to visit the museum while you are here, it is time well spent and you will learn some great things about life in the north.

Thank Verotik66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great way to learn about northern Native culture and history. Admission is free with donations graciously accepted. Don't miss the short video about the last moose-skin boat. Fascinating.

Thank jank4888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice exhibit of Yellowknife 's history, culture, people, n nature. We went there before tours viewing Buffalo, n hiking Cameron Fall, we found the information helpful and appreciated more of the visit .

Thank StellaYang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice displays of wildlife and history of the Northwest Territories. Be sure to go next door to the capital building and take the tour there which is very very good.

Thank Angeles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this. The only disappointment: the cafe was only open for lunches and of course we were there later and not able to go back for a lunch. We heard it was excellent

Thank pianoquilter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pkace is a rrgukar for us when we visit Yellowknj Ife. Great spot to keep kids interested. It fills a void in a City that has limited places to visit.

Thank BomberBear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This free attraction gives a very detailed introduction to the local history and heritage of Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories. The cafe is currently closed for renovations (August 2018) and the the museum guide was absent on the day we visited. Even so we enjoyed...More

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed August 9, 2018

a wealth of information presented in this centre, is astonishing. it is a new museum, and they walk you through seasonal weather in NWT. the rich history presented help us understand about the city as well as the province. it is located close to the...More

Thank tristilde0314
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum, very interesting historical information. Spent about an hour and a half with a few friends. Staff very helpful. Had a great time!

Thank Megan J
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